Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Why so insecure dawggy? Nobody was even talking to you or about your clearance margiela.

    And don't you mean daddy ballin?
     


  2. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    Dammit...I really don't want to do that douchey 1-10 sarcasm thing, but you guys never get it

    But really what is "real and exciting" MMM, frankly in the end it won't matter to me, but I am curious as to what is meant by that. Real talk, the way things operate around here will never cease to bring the laughs

    I have no idea what the hell daddy ballin is, you guys put out a new word everyday
     


  3. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Leathersoul Brown CXL Pitt Boots. WvG shirts/knickers. Epaulet jacket/trousers. Styleforum assimilation?
     


  4. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    the shoes in your avatar are so much nicer that it's hard to even look at those.


    woah places like that actually exist? damn.
     


  5. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    Just to direct this conversation back to something resembling an interesting topic, it seems to me that MMM is one of those brands that really thrives on context. As I've said in the past, it really just takes me to French cinema du look, in the best of ways - it can be so utterly cool, that for all intents and purposes, the pieces themselves practically don't matter. I think the best description of I've ever heard of it is "Dirty, smirking and Irreverant" (from Binker), and that's why we love it. It's luxe, fitted, and really just rad.

    So many of the weird pieces go underrated as well; mostly from the replica line - don't get me wrong, MMM has it's fair share of stinkers, but I really can only imagine Margiela in the context of a Godard or Besson film (as I've said before, he could have done the entire wardrobe for Diva as well), and that's pretty much where it's set in my mind. Both my Margiela blazer and boots have an indescribably cool factor too them - you throw them on with jeans and a t-shirt, act like you don't give a shit, and feel like the king of the fucking world. Both boots and blazer, however, probably wouldn't get a second look from someone who didn't want to purchase those specific items. Actually, who am I kidding - my rose boots are the shit, and that is that.

    Regis, maybe just take some contextual WAYWT photos that aren't utter shit?
     


  6. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    This right here is a start

    Got a Nikon coming, might devote some time to getting a good pic as I usually do it spur of the moment...hence the iP4 pics
     


  7. keykoo

    keykoo Senior member

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    Just did some measurements, and TB 2 is bigger than BoO medium in every way.
     
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  8. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    care to share the TB2 measurements? ty

    also, your rose boots are the shit.
     
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  9. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    What season are your shirts from? Again, I'm strictly speaking from the two oxfords that I have, so I guess my caveat about TB is it really needs to be tried on, which I think some will agree. Also, it depends on what type of Band shirt is being measured as well. My BoO flannel is much slimmer than my BoO oxford.
     


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    reedobandito Senior member

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    Now I'm worried...
     


  11. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    Whenever I watch Wong Kar Wai films or read Murakami novels I wanna dress in Margiela
     


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  13. keykoo

    keykoo Senior member

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    gtransistor is right, TB shirts do tend to vary quite a bit as there seems to be a difference in sizing between his casual shirts versus dress shirts.

    That being said his Size 2's have always been too big for my liking but I wear a size S usually in BoO except for the super tight oxford fabric ones.

    Also my shirts are from the last couple seasons. I think his early shirts were sized slightly smaller.
     


  14. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

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    Look, I'm not critiquing those two specific pieces. Of course it's good to have some nice basics and MMM ones are quite nice. It's just what we can gather from your history of buying MMM shit that you are just going to look like a luxe Gap ad, vanilla, etc. You are missing the point of Margiela and I guess I can't really blame you because you are just buying recent season things. To me, Margiela is supposed to be very interesting and a little bit off.

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    If you don't "get it" by this point I suggest you grab the book or look up past season looks instead of sitting there waiting for someone to hand you the answer.
     


  15. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

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    And this is the problem. You just seem like some rich kid who heard about margiela in a jay-z or kanye song, or perhaps while shopping around Miami. We know you don't care / are too lazy to look it up for yourself and just want to buy something that you think is high-end. I'm not here to squabble with you so that's all I'll say on that.

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    Synth, I think you are partly right. It's not about the individual pieces but then again it is. Everything fits relaxed and comfortable in the body but still slim where it needs to be. It's usually not styled perfectly but kind of thrown together in interesting/odd ways. This is why in all the looks it doesn't look like a tightly-wound runway model (a la Jil) but more like some dude walking down the street that looks, as you would say it, really cool . The way the clothes fit and were designed is what gives rise to this.
     
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